Can freedom be a blessing and a curse at the same time? By 1783, Americans were jubilant over their new-found independence from the British Empire. However, independence presented an entirely new challenge for America. What kind of government would be set up? Having rid themselves of a monarchy, could ordinary American citizens now be entrusted with power? If so, how much?
This is a three part assignment that allows students to work in groups
Part I: What are the pros and cons of working in groups?
Part II: Creating a new society (focus on natural rights, state of nature, leadership)
Part III: A graphic organizer where students read about important historical figures and their differing opinions on government
This downloads as a Microsoft Word Document and can be modified to meet your needs. Links to readings are included